Learning to Ride a Bike
Learning to ride a bicycle is one of life’s milestones, providing children with their first taste of mobile independence.
National statistics say that 43% of children at the age of 6 years old cannot ride a bicycle.
Holy Family is now a Balanceability accredited school.
Balanceability is a programme delivered by qualified instructors (Miss Monkman, Miss O’Hara, Miss Hill, Mr Poore, Mrs Wilkes and Mrs Blagoeva) in safe environments, designed to provide children with the best possible start in cycling.
Balanceability is here to help children get a start to cycling using balance bikes without pedals.
The Balanceability programme focuses on establishing fundamental and secure balance – which is the most essential part of riding a bicycle.
By establishing the fine and gross motor skills that are required for cycling, children will progress naturally through the key stages and experience the joys of riding a bicycle throughout their early childhood and beyond.
Balanceability utilises Balance Bikes throughout the programme in order to teach children the fundamentals of balance, core stability, gross and fine motor skills and the essential confidence that comes with the process of learning a new life skill.
Holy Family will now be running the Balanceability programme for pupils from Reception to Year 2.
If you would like any more information please contact Miss Ruth Monkman (Deputy Head and Phase Leader for EYFS).
We are looking forward to updating you one the progress of our pupils on this programme, so please watch this space.